They do not get the same respect that they deserve in our society. Even though statistics show they are just as, or more, involved in their children’s lives as their counterparts from other racial backgrounds. Leading up to Father’s Day, it is important to look at the role that fathers, of all racial backgrounds, play in the household.
A Man Called Dad, is a documentary celebrating the role of the black father, and it hopes to dispel the myths around ‘stereotypical’ black fathers.
Tasha Kheiriddin speaks with Wendell Adjetey, Yale PhD candidate in history with a focus on civil rights activism of black people in Canada and the United States, on the role of the modern black father.
Tasha also spoke with Zakiya Tafari, Managing Director for Young and Potential Fathers, and Zakiya had some interesting points to add to the conversation.